7:30 PM, 12th March, 2020
Birds of Passage is a multi-award-winning tale of love, war and vengeance. Set and beautifully filmed in Colombia, and based on a true story, this film covers the origins of drug trafficking there in the 1970s.
Seduced by the promise of wealth and prestige, young Rapayet (José Acosta) and his indigenous Wayuu family get involved in the burgeoning drug trade. Before long, huts and haciendas give way to Art Deco houses and mansions with pools, but everything comes at a price. Soon, increasing competition leads to violence and a war for control, which puts their culture and traditional way of life – as well as their very lives – at risk.
Directed by Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego, Birds of Passage has received widespread critical acclaim, including making the shortlist for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2018.